Betty T. YeeDemocratic
Born: October 19, 1957 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Rabbi Steven Jacobs (m. 2015)
1988-1989: Senate Fellow, Senator Diane Watson
Previous: Principal Consultant, Assembly Committee on Local Government
Previous: Principal Consultant, Assembly Committee on Budget
Previous: Principal Consultant, Assembly Committee on Appropriations
2000-2003: Chief Deputy Director for Budget, California Department of Finance
2003-2004: Chief Deputy, BOE Member Carole Migden
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2021-Present: Vice Chair, California Democratic Party
- CLOSE CONTEST: When the Statement of Vote was published on July 11th (a little more than a month after the Primary, Yee had narrowly won a spot in the 2014 General election after defeating John A. Perez by 481 votes (0.055%) and David Evans by 28,086 votes (0.7%).
- MOST VOTES: In the 2018 General Election, Yee was reelected Controller with 8,013,067 votes, setting the all-time record for most votes for a state constitutional officer in California. The previous record of 5,589,633 votes had been set by Jesse Unruh in his 1986 campaign for Treasurer.
- In 2019, Yee was the target of an attempted recall led by Erin Cruz. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.